Recently our class has joined with three other classes as a part of QuadBlogging! Two of the classes are years 7/8 from Farm Cove Intermediate School in Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand. The third school is a 5/6 class from Mount Annan Christian College in News South Wales, Australia.

To get to know each other, we are posting five questions to each school for them to answer (and to practice our creating a quality comment!)

Our questions for Farm Cove Intermediate School

  1. Does your schools have a sporting program?
  2. How many students do you have at your school?
  3. What do you like best about your school?
  4. Do you ever use Minecraft in your learning?
  5. How do you use your laptops for your learning? Do you like it more than using pen and paper?

Our questions for Mount Annan Christian College?

  1. Do you support any charities through your inquiries (like our book drive)?
  2. Do you have a sporting program?
  3. Do you use laptops or iPads at your school?
  4. What subjects/specialists do you have? What is your favourite subject?
  5. How large is your school? Do you have a lot of students?

Hello New Jersey!

This week in 7 Rebecca, one of the things we have been working on is beginning to connect with out blogging buddies in New Jersey. They are Mr Fritzky’s Writing and Reading grade 5 classes. We’re all very excited about connecting with them, and we’re hoping to Skype them in the future.

A map of New Jersey

This week we have been commenting on their blogs for the first time. First we looked at other class blogs to see how other people comment on blogs. In particular we looked at 4KM and 4KJ’s blog post about how to leave a good blog comment. Then we practiced our own, including introductions, polite and formal language, and a goodbye.

We hope that they enjoyed reading out comments about their wonderful writing and reviews, and that they will be able to begin commenting on our blog once we build it up more.

Have you had experience with global blogging?

Why do you think it is important to connect with people around the world?